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  1. janellody

    Breastfeeding With Sleeve

    Hi! I got sleeved over 2 years ago and continued breastfeeding easily. I expressed milk while in Mexico and waited (I think) about 1-2 weeks until I finished one of my meds, can't remember exactly. I started back up after that and it was fine! I wouldn't have done it if my son was under a year old, I waited until he was about a year and half and it worked fine for me.
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    Any Oregon Sleevers here?

    You can schedule within a month or so. I go through OCC and did for my band also (this is revision), and they are excellent. They gave me a pre-op diet I am on now and I spoke to a doctor before I scheduled. I speak with the nutritionist through email all the time for diet help.
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    Any Oregon Sleevers here?

    Salem here! My insurance excludes bariatric surgery so I am headed to Mexico for surgery on May 2! Super excited
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    Newbie :) surgery date 5/10/18

    May 2 and it can't come soon enough!! We can wait patiently together
  5. I have talked to many people frlom different parts of the country who have had different "rules" after surgery. Some said no alcohol, some said no caffiene, etc. What rules did you get? Have you followed them?
  6. Thanks everyone! Very helpful.
  7. Hello, I got my lap band about 9 years ago. I lost some weight at first but after 2 kids, it doesn't seem to work anymore. I am thinking about getting the sleeve and I know a few years ago many people were switching from band to sleeve, so I was curious if anyone had done that and had some insight. Do they remove the band when you switch to sleeve? How different is it? Any info you have will help. Thanks!
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    Anybody switch from band to sleeve?

    Have you checked to see if the sleeve was done correctly or if there is somethig wrong? From what I can tell you should have way more restriction than that. I am so sorry it hasn't worked out for you!
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    Breastfeeding With Sleeve

    This post is so helpful, I appreciate all you ladies taking time to let us know about your experiences. I am breastfeeding a 19 month old and am terrified of my supply dropping or drying up if I have this done in Mexico and am gone for a while. I am also concerned about the medication afterwards, I am assuming you guys didn't need anything that interfered with breastfeeding and/or would cause harm to baby?
  10. My insurance, although really good, excludes bariatric surgery. I am looking at options in Mexico but because of many factors, I would like to get it done here if possible (US). I saw someone mention secondary insurance and am wondering what that is about? Can you get more insurance to cover something like this?
  11. Thinking about a revision from Band to Sleeve at OCC. I was very happy with OCC for my band and although it did well 8 years ago, 2 kids later it isn't working it may have slipped, I am not entirely sure). Anyhoo, does anyone have experience with this? Wondering what the costs might be and how long I will have to be out of work. I have a semi-physical job (massage therapist) so I need to factor that into my decision. Thanks!
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    Anybody switch from band to sleeve?

    That is great to hear. How is eating different? I see that you still can't drink water while eating (bummer) but is the eating similar? Bigger/smaller portions, etc? Do you end up throwing up at all? I always had issues getting stuck if I was at my proper restriction.
  13. I self paid for my surgery about a year ago and am now trying to find some health insurance but have been turned down by 3 companies already because I have had gastric banding. Is there any insurance that will accept someone who has gastric banding? I am self-employed and need to find individual insurance and am feeling pretty hopeless at this point. I thought this surgery was a good thing not a bad thing??
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    Health Insurance after lapband..

    None of the companies asked when I had surgery, they just turned me down for having it. I am not regretting doing it, but thought this would HELP my life not hurt it. I am getting ready to have kids and it seems like an impossible thing to do with no health insurance, and I can't seem to find any. I am feeling very depressed about the whole thing.
  15. Hello, I haven't had my band put in yet but have read a TON about it. Here is my question: what happens if I get sick (from the flu or something normal) and throw up? How will this work when I have a lap band in?
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    Normal Throwing Up?

    Yeah, I was banded in February... I am doing great so far.. lost over 50 pounds!
  17. janellody

    Hey February 2010 Bandsters!

    Well, until you get filled enough, it is all willpower. Just hang in there, this is all part of the process.
  18. I don't think anyone has ever noticed whether I am drinking or not during the meal. Seems like a weird thing to keep track of when out with friends, doesn't it? I got the band so that I could lose weight, so that means following the rules. I wouldn't get the band if I still wanted to continue on with my eating habits as they were pre-band. So, even though this is a hard rule to follow for me, I am still going to do it because my goal is weight loss, not steady weight or weight gain. And since I spent all this money on the band, I am not going to drink while eating and defeat the purpose of the band, seems silly to me.
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    weighing yourself

    I weigh daily. I don't see a problem with it, I won't record if it is up, only if it is down. Weight fluctuations are natural, so I try not to get discouraged, but I wouldn't be same if I didn't weigh everyday, I just like to know how I am doing.
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    Anti-inflammatory Meds a No No?

    I asked and was told that they are not a problem. I had the same fear because I read on this website that people couldn't have them anymore, and ibuprofen is my go-to pain reliever for cramps and headaches and everything. She said no it's no problem, there are lots of rumors that float around, but it is not a problem. So, I guess every doctor is different.
  22. Just got home from my trip to Mexico... I am doing better. I have had a rough time, horrible gas pain, etc. But it is getting better and better... got on the scale tonight out of curiosity and am down 12 pounds now (1 more than before being banded). I expected to be up because of all the gas in me.. so that is good! Thanks for checking in!

  23. Thanks.. it's getting real now! I leave tomorrow morning! Woop woop!

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    Bloggers! :)

    I just followed you also! My blog is in my signature!

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